The San Antonio Spurs will try to rebound after a disheartening loss when they take on the Suns in Phoenix on Tuesday night. The Spurs have a record of 1-2 and they’re coming off of an ugly 123-83 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers (see the Grades). The game against the Clippers was San Antonio’s first road game of the season. Tonight’s contest will be their second road game.
The Suns have a record of 2-1. Devin Booker is leading Phoenix in scoring, as he scored 32 points in the one game he played so far this season. Kevin Durant is averaging 27.7 points in three games. The Suns have wins over the Golden State Warriors and Utah Jazz and a loss against the Los Angeles Lakers.
San Antonio Spurs Injury Update
The Spurs remain healthy. No player has missed a game due to injury for San Antonio so far this season.
Phoenix Suns Injury Update
Devin Booker will miss tonight’s game. He is dealing with a toe injury. In the one game Booker played this season, he had eight assists and six rebounds to go along with 32 points.
The Suns will also be without Bradley Beal, who has yet to suit up for the Suns after Phoenix acquired him from the Washington Wizards over the summer.
San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup
Even though the Spurs lost last game by 40 points, don’t expect head coach Gregg Popovich to change the starting lineup. He will surely start Jeremy Sochan at point guard, Devin Vassell at shooting guard, Keldon Johnson at small forward, Victor Wembanyama at power forward and Zach Collins at center.
Phoenix Suns Starting Lineup
Expect the Suns to start Kevin Durant and Josh Okogie at the forward spots, Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen at the guard spots and Jusuf Nurkic at center. Normally, Devin Booker and Bradley Beal would start in place of Eric Gordon and Grayson Allen.
Betting Guide: Spurs at Suns
The Suns are favored to beat the Spurs by 6.5 points. The over/under for the game is at 222.5 points. The smart money tonight is on the over. San Antonio’s defense is still a work in progress. We’ve seen glimpses of improvement but there’s still a long way to go for the Spurs on that end of the court. Offensively, the Silver and Black should be fired up after that dismal offensive performance against the Clippers.